Mickey Rourke and Francis Ford Coppola

Paul Wellman

Mickey Rourke and Francis Ford Coppola

SBIFF ‘09: Shooting the Red Carpet, Mickey Rourke and Francis Ford Coppola

Seeing the Stars Through Paul Wellman’s Lens, Take Ten

Every time the Santa Barbara International Film Festival rolls out the red carpet, The Independent‘s photographer Paul Wellman is on the scene, shooting away as the stars go by. And every time that red carpet rolls up, you can find his best shots here at

Here’s his work from Mickey Rourke accepting the SBIFF 20009 Riviera Award presented by Francis Ford Coppola.

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